Sanctuary Cliffs (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Sanctuary Cliffs (The name as it would appear on a map)
If this information is incorrect, please e-mail email@example.com
Feature type: Cliff (2f)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
Rock cliffs at the N edge of the ice cap which covers the central part of Snow Hill Island, James Ross Island group. First seen and surveyed by the SwedAE, 1901-04, under Nordenskjold. They gave the name "Mittelnunatak," presumably because of their position near the middle of the north coast of the island. Following survey by FIDS in 1952, it was reported that the term "cliffs" is more suitable than "nunatak" for this feature. Since the word "Middle" has been accepted in several other Antarctic names, the UK-APC recommended an entirely new and more distinctive name be approved. Sanctuary Cliffs is descriptive of the aspect of these cliffs which face into the sun and provide shelter from the prevailing southwesterly winds.
No images of this place could be found.